After our wonderful guest blog last week, please welcome, Sheelagh. I found her blog a few weeks ago and she was thoughtful enough to share a wonderful recipe with me! Sheelagh writes for her own blog as well, My Happy … Continue reading
The Most Dangerous Mistakes… When Choosing a Realtor
Over the course of the next several blog posts, I will be sharing with you what I view as the most dangerous mistakes prospective homebuyers and sellers can make when selecting a Realtor.
What some homebuyers and sellers struggle to understand is that not all Realtors are created equal. Some work harder than others, and some hardly work at all. Many differ in their strategies and approaches to working within the Real Estate market.
Today I examine an important strategic difference in listing a home.
“My house is worth at least a million dollars.”
Some inexperienced agents will tell you your home is worth more to appease you in the short run. What happens down the road? You’re frustrated when you can’t sell your home and the agent has accomplished almost nothing on your behalf. Homes receive even more attention when they’re newly listed and fresh on the market. If a Realtor lists your house for considerably more than it’s true worth, by the time you go through multiple price reductions, it’s considered old news and buyers might be turned off by a perceived act of desperation.
Your house is worth only as much as a prospective buyer is willing to pay.
Okay, it’s time for a serious reality check. Please be realistic when evaluating the true, current value of your home. I provide my sellers with the most informative, up-to-date statistics and trends to make sure they have an accurate listing price. A thorough Comparative Market Analysis is necessary to make a sound pricing decision.
Please follow my daily blog as I continue to list more potential problems to be averted when choosing the best Realtor to suit your needs.
I look forward to helping you move through this process as smoothly as possible, achieving the best results possible.
After a busy day of real estate, nothing makes me happier than to see my kids play football. My sons, Nikko (6), and Jalen (8) both play football for the Carmel Dads Club. Jalen is currently playing his first year … Continue reading
Who doesn’t hanker for a tasty, home-cooked hamburger every now and then? One of the hottest, tastiest trends in dining out is the slider. I love sliders because they’re perfectly portioned for everyone. Diners with smaller and larger appetites/ nutritional … Continue reading
Hi, I’m Blake. As Nina Klemm’s marketing director, I’m taking this opportunity to post and explain a bit of what happened yesterday, and why we didn’t post our #FF on Twitter.
My day started out as it does every day: checking in on our marketing strategies, making appropriate adjustments and following up with potential opportunities. At about 12:45 pm I received a phone call from Nina indicating that she had literally run over her computer – while driving her SUV. To spare you the mind-boggling details, I spent the rest of my day searching for a new computer to replace the one she had crushed. #FF on Twitter, as important as it is, had to take a back seat.
Handing it off to Nina now…
Thanks, Blake. Thanks also for coming to the rescue yesterday. Since yesterday did not unfold according to plan, I would now like to take a few moments to recognize some of my favorite followers:
@sdiraexpert – Kevin Kaczmarek – Met with him this week at a great Triple S networking event.
@AlexCapBlue – Alex Garrett – Kevin K’s marketing director. Great personality, tweets about important financial happenings.
@GaryMcCarty – Gary McCarty – A good friend of mine, fellow member of my church congregation and finance whiz!
@IndyBill23 – Bill Yanney – Tweets about interesting happenings around Indy, great guy & academic advisor.
@ChoosingChange – Brooke Randolph – Great inspiration & Indy area adoption advocate.
@CarmelBruce – Bruce Kimball – One of my favorite Carmel “tweeps”! If you live in Carmel, he’s a must follow.
@TonySaccosIndy – Tony Sacco’s in Clay Terrace – One of the Nina Klemm Team’s favorite places to eat. Their original coal oven pizza is absolutely the best!
@Interlandi – Lindsey Interlandi – A social media marketing genius, the marketing director at Tony Sacco’s Pizza.
@ErinCouch – Erin Couch – The winner of this week’s RT 2 WIN Tony Sacco’s Giveaway. Erin’s also a winner on the social media marketing front.
@TylerLee83 – Tyler McCord – This guy is one of my favorite “tweeps”. He’s always upbeat and one of the sweetest guys on Twitter.
@PaulPoteet – Paul Poteet – Weather genius, wonderful character and tv/radio personality. A must follow.
@Plattonian – (Katherine Platt) – Always quick to make interesting comments and has vast political knowledge.
@rtMcClure – Always has nice things to say about me and I can tell he has a good heart.
Some others, not any less important: @NaptownBuzz – Local Indy area news, @HoosierWX, @indyinspector, @WordswithSteph, @RandyClarkTKO, @MrDrewLarrison, @bfack1, @Dj_bg, @IndyBMWGuy, @EricaDobson
If we did not mention you, it doesn’t mean you are not one of my favorite followers, it just means that you might not have caught my attention this week!
Again, thanks for following and for your loyal readership. Hope you understand about Friday’s mega-snafu.
Have a safe, wonderful weekend!
Nina & Blake
Thursday, my team and I split up and attended two separate events. I went to the Triple S investors “meet & greet” at the Shiraz – sponsored by Capital Blueprints. The meet & greet at the Shiraz was fabulous. I … Continue reading
As I announced yesterday, I’d like to outline some of the primary benefits of home ownership. Appreciation Although real estate moves in fluctuating cycles over the years, real estate has consistently appreciated over the long term. The Office of Federal … Continue reading
Tomorrow (Tuesday, August 15th), I will be blogging about the benefits of home ownership. Lately, many have been coming to me expressing their intentions to lease. It’s interesting how many people wishing to relocate don’t know enough about all the … Continue reading
One of the benefits of being a homeowner is having your own property and personal space. Traditionally, being a homeowner will include living next to a neighbor. Neighbors are typically very good people to know and trust, as you may … Continue reading
Every weekend, I’d like to focus on what we all seem to agree is the heart of the home: the kitchen. Everyone in every home seems to gravitate toward the sweet and savory aromas and tastes which distinguish this special … Continue reading